I’ve not had much luck in charity shops over the last month or so. Lots of looking but very little that I actually wanted to buy. I either found things I liked but in completely completely the wrong size, or the things in my size (or close to it) were just not my style at all.
All that changed this morning though with my usual post knitting group wander around. Both Scope and Oxfam in St Albans came up trumps so have a look at what I came home with for under £35 in total.
I’ve also been having a lot of success with my previous charity shop finds. A George black dress that I featured a while ago has simply become one of my favourite items of clothing and gets me so many compliments. Everyone just stands there open-mouthed when I tell them that I picked it up for just £6. When last night I also paired it with a cardigan that I picked up at the WI clothes swap it was even funnier to watch their reactions. A couple of weeks ago I also went on a sewing alterations course with Emma from Oh Sew Vintage here in St Albans.
I’ll blog about it in full soon, but I was delighted to learn how to alter the Hobbs skirt that I picked up for just £8 earlier in the year and it now fits perfectly. It’s really given me the confidence to alter some of my other purchases and I no longer feel totally limited by the sizes of things I like. I just need to make more time to get my sewing machine out in an evening as it really wasn’t as complicated as I was fearing.
So, what have you managed to pick up lately for next to nothing? I love nothing more than hearing about other people’s secondhand finds!